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Rappers Wearing Animal Print

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Hip-hop and fashion have long been bound to each other, but of the many styles that have been prevalent among rappers throughout the years, none has caused more eyebrow-raising than the latest craze: animal print.

A longtime staple in women's closets, animal print has made a noticeable appearance in a number of men's lines this year. This past February, Drake rocked a cheetah-print button-up shirt from Opening Ceremony while attending Grammy-weekend festivities in Los Angeles. Then in March, Kanye West sported a $3,000 Givenchy leopard bomber jacket to a show during Paris Fashion Week.

To commemorate the newly-tapped trend, XXL presents a gallery of rappers rocking the spotty pattern. Welcome to the jungle.—Ralph Bristout and Mariel Concepcion

Drake

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Jay-Z

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Tyler, the Creator

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Swizz Beatz

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Big Sean

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Tyler, the Creator

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Lil Wayne

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Kanye West

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Tyler, the Creator

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Drake

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Kanye West

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